Exploring Egypt

For both Keith and me, it has been a long term ambition in life to visit Egypt. But it’s a country that comes with challenges, and we’ve sat patiently waiting for the right time to go. Keith has kept his eye on the Foreign office updates for years as we’ve discussed whether, when the time … More Exploring Egypt

Lake Titicata

After a quiet but pleasant evening in our hotel on the banks of Lake TIticata, we met our new local guide Jose, and boarded a private luxury speedboat for our day exploring Lake Titicata and the historic floating islands. Lake Titicata is the highest navigational lake in the world and is absolutely huge. It spans … More Lake Titicata

Awesome Arequipa

Our day started early as we had an early transfer to Lima airport for our internal flight to Arequipa. The journey to the airport reinforced the idea that Lima is NOT somewhere I’d want to drive myself around! The traffic and tooting of one’s horn rivalled Delhi! Still, we arrived in one piece and were … More Awesome Arequipa

Lovely Lima

Our journey to Peru, travelling on a an escorted tour with Great Rail Journeys began early on Wednesday morning. As our ‘meet and greet’ was scheduled for 0320am from Heathrow terminal 5, we made the decision to stay overnight at the Sofitel hotel which is connected to the terminal. We met Bill, our tour manger … More Lovely Lima

Tracks of the Deep South; A DIY roadtrip- Part 8 Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach We were up early at New Orleans, ready to check out of our hotel and retrieve the car- hopefully loading would be less stressful than unloading. It was and by 9am we were on our way. Our next and final for this trip stop was Pensacola Beach, Florida. To get here we travelled … More Tracks of the Deep South; A DIY roadtrip- Part 8 Pensacola Beach

Tracks of the Deep South; A DIY roadtrip- Part 7 New Orleans

New Orleans  We were sad to leave the state of Mississippi. The people here were exceptionally friendly, the food was great. But, it was time to move onto our next stage— Louisiana. We crossed the border whilst on route 61 as we headed towards Baton Rouge and beyond. Our first Louisiana stop was Oak Valley … More Tracks of the Deep South; A DIY roadtrip- Part 7 New Orleans